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't know the exact number but clearly with the body of medicare of 55 and over we are going to pick up two or 3 million more. now you've got the program operated by the opm and you have a bye in there of several million people. there's a provision most people haven't focused on which is a state can set up a separate program for people, government-run between 133% of poverty and 300% of poverty and any number of states will essentially do that. finally in all probability the exchanges are going to be run by the states. so, as that system comes forward you've got a bigger medicare, bigger medicaid, the fixed rates other components which are going to have negotiated rates. the bad news is going to take four years, five years to get this up and operating so i'm not sure there's going to be a lot of changes. but i think we have to start thinking how do we bring those together? it may be that medicare and medicaid are dictating rates for the groups that are negotiated. >> if we take that as a presumption we are going to see something built i would like you to respond what we were talking about h
of medicare part d drug costs. medicare part d drug costs right now are reimbursed up to a certain rate and then not reimbursed until you reach another point. >> so it helps seniors pay for those drugs when they reach that gap in coverage. >> right that donut hole is where that 30 billion is going to go towards. the remaining $50 billion will increase rebates to government payers and industry fees the industry as a whole will have to pay. >> on the one hand, big pharma is paying the extra fees but on the other hand they will be making money because more people will being forced to get coverage. >> exactly. there is two sides of this. while big pharma will have to pay the $80 billion over 10 years, there is a huge influx of new folks with insurance, approximately 10 to 12% new people buying drugs. >> so what is the estimate that big pharma could make out 6 this? >> we estimate over the next 10 year it is could be approximately 100 billion. you look at 80 billion they will be charged and the 100 billion they will bring in, it is a net profit of about 20 billion. >> over 10 years. >> over
from medicare over ten years the cbo said that course of action would reduce the deficit by more than $130 billion. >> there is a number of things that make that implausible, dubious. >> such as expanding medicaid, shifting some cost to cash-strapped states or double counting savings in medicare, by saying they'd extend the life of the program, but also spending the money elsewhere. >> you it wi literally can't sp the same dollar twice. it won't work. >> then there is the doctor fix in medicare, a move to undo the previous effort to reduce medicare spending. under the current law, dockerors seeing the elderly will have a fee cut next year. they were worried about the effect so they removed it from the reform bill. >> the biggest hole in financing they left out the doc fix. >>> if it were counted the bill shifts from reducing the deficit to make it worse because the doc fix would cost $210 billion. congress still has to fix it anyway, so the house passed it separately, but simply added the cost to the deficit, which troubles democratic centrists. >> the question is how will that be fin
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why they would endorse a bill offering huge kits to medicare. these private plans offer seniors an alternative to medicare that often includes extra medical coverage like dental and vision care. >> i recognize the gentleman from georgia. >> reporter: georgia republican phil gingrey thinks he knows why. >> seniors are back into medicare fee for service, the more opportunity aarp has to get royalties from the sale of the medi gap policies. >> reporter: he says those seniors force the out of medicare advantage would have to buy supplemental insurance, like medi gap. for insurers like the aarp and its partner, united health care, that means a much higher profit margin. >> they have to purchase a medi gap policy, and oh, guess what? aarp has 30% of that. >> you should know about this card. >> reporter: it's a fact not lost on its member. >> aarp is about insurance. people need to know that. aarp is not out there to help you, it's to take your money and put it in their pocket. >> reporter: the aarp insists this is not true. so your lobbyists haven't lobbied to leave untouched. edigap?
it. i don't see how you can take a program that is so indebted as medicare and inlarge it and say you are saving money it doesn't work. >> reporter: are you on medicare? >> yes. >> reporter: you are worried in this legislation that it is going to benefit you? >> it won't benefit me. it won't benefit america either. >> reporter: here in the doctor's office numbers two and three, sir what is your name? >> robert bentley. >> reporter: mr. bentley how do you feel about the legislation out of washington? >> i think it stinks. >> reporter: why don't you like it? >> i think they are giving the seniors a rough deal. i don't think harry reid is doing the job he's supposed to do. >> reporter: he's up for reelection here he may want to hear your message. how do you feel about the legislation in washington? >> i'm concerned. i know that i don't understand everything about it. but what i have read and heard people talk about, i am concerned as a senior citizen what it is going to do to our medicare. >> reporter: number four here what is your name? >> sylvia garcia. >> reporter: what do you think a
, it will save us money by making cuts to medicare. yet, at the same time they're expanding medicare and medicaid. medicare is a program with $74 trillion in liability. already, again, the idea, get as many people on government assistance as possible. does that sound like that's what is possibly going on here today in america? this latest class of progressives has taken the c canloward piven to new level. tarp money. people who didn't deserve it. if you are a bank and can't figure out the guy at the car wash can't afford a $2 million house, you don't deserve to be a bank. but, barney frank and his friends threatened the the banks and said if you don't give out the risky loans to people who can't afford them, well, then you have us to deal with. even the guy who signed off on tarp, progressive himself, george bush warned that tighter restrictions and regulations were needed for fannie and freddie. a progressive saying fannie and freddie is in trouble. he didn't warn once or twice, he warned 17 times. the stimulus package, millions of dollars. going to fund non-existent projects in districts that d
you some money. that's why you should consider... an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. it can help cover some pd what medicare doesn't... so you could save up to thousands of dollars... in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free information kit... and medicare guide. if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare, you should know about this card; it's the only one of its kind... that carries the aarp name -- see if it's right for you. you choose your doctor. choose your hospital. and no referrals needed. there are no networks help protect yourself from some of what medicare doesn't cover. save up to thousands of dollars... on potential out-of-pocket expenses... with an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. call now for your free information kit... and medicare guide and find out... how you could start saving. hey, ask our doctor about garlique, okay? garlique's clinically proven ingredient maintains healthy cholesterol naturally. eat right. exercise. garliq
. assistance getting around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. >>> you have to like this rick's list. welcome back to your national conversation, if you are checking in to see what we have on rick's list, boy, do i have a newsy for you. and apparently a twitter face-off between reverend sharpton and gilbert arenas about
. medicare. it doesn't cover everything. and what it doesn't cover can cost you some money. that's why you should consider... an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. it can help cover some pd what medicare doesn't... so you could save up to thousands of dollars... in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free information kit... and medicare guide. if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare, you should know about this card; it's the only one of its kind... that carries the aarp name -- see if it's right for you. you choose your doctor. choose your hospital. and no referrals needed. there are no networks help protect yourself from some of what medicare doesn't cover. save up to thousands of dollars... on potential out-of-pocket expenses... with an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. call now for your free information kit... and medicare guide and find out... how you could start saving. >>> get to our "strategy session," helly rosin, a cnn political contributor and eric eri
as medicare and enlarge it and say you are saving money. doesn't work. >>reporter: are you on medicare e.yes. >>reporter: you are worried in this legislation that it will benefit you. >> it won't benefit me. won't benefit america either. >>reporter: here this the doctor office numbers 2 and 3 speak to us. what is your name. >> robert bentley. >>reporter: mr. bently, how do you feel about the legislation coming out of washington? >> i think it stinks. >>reporter: why don't you like it? >> i think they are giving senior sentence a rough deal. i don't think harry reid is doing the job he's supposed to do. >>reporter: he's up for reelection in nevada so he may want to hear your message. mr mrs. bent lehow do you feel about the legislation in washington. >> i'm concerned. i know i don't understand everything about it but what i have read and heard people talk about, i am concerned as a senior citizen. what it is going to do to our medicare. >>reporter: number 4 here in the doctor clinic. what is your name ma'am. >> sylvia garcia. >>reporter: what do you think about the legislatio
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the paperwork, and medicare and my insurance covered the cost. we can work directly with medicare or with your insurance company. we can even help with financing. if there's a way, we'll find it! so don't wait any longer, call the scooter store today. >>> welcome back to "the fast money halftime report." we are getting to the heart of the action as it is happening. the latest round of avp data disappoints and there are a number of trades that are working today including metals, miners and retail stocks. let's get to the word on the street. our fast money crew today the ambassador jim seymour and jared levy of peak six and tom gored oven forex.com. this is a call we got on the desk for the past few weeks. it is the goldman call on the global economic recovery upgrading a number of industrial names including 3m, a lead or the doul as well as material names including the steel stocks. which one here would you put fresh capital into? >> think it was just disk based again. look at the nucor, aks have underperformed. mattel which is the largest player has been upgraded because they're slowing them b
to go to a certain facility, this case first before medicare pays. it is fair. they are still providing a roof over your head and other things. quality is another issue. the second piece is if you use a home community-based option with medicaid and the package of options in the state include the tough stuff such as desisted technology, transportation, personal assistance. -- assisted technology, transportation, personal assistance. you still need $1,500 to do other things in your house. whatever your acute bonus injury is, this is on top of it. that is how we try to leave this. the last beasley tried to do is swear senator kennedy had been all wrong. this was never meant to put certain people out of business. we did a lot of exploration as to where this has been our of the last few years and where they are right now. they need a jump-start in order to work. this program is not the end all be all. it is to go together with the long-term care products that are out there. we had the five years in here for a reason. it was to make sure that the government that the participation they needed.
-span. finally, i believe the way out of this health-care mess is to open up medicare, certainly to page 55, and allow the medicare to cherry pick help the citizens such as myself. i pay $7,000 out of pocket every year. i've only used $700 in health insurance. there would be left over profit that could go to medicare. the must be millions who would not use their health care if medicare would open. we don't have to be in the shark tank with private insurers who would deny claims. host: and then they'll, virginia. on the democrats' line. caller: good morning. i think this is pathetic that c- span is sending letters out. i did not ever remember when c- span ever sent a letter during the bush administration. obama said that, yes. he said from the white house. i remember john mccain, both parties, and all -- every other health institution was there to discuss what was going on. if you see the level of people calling, the intellectualism has drastically dropped. the guests invited over at c- span and his supporters and the people who comment always spew their venomous about partisan shship which
this historical legislation. it is right alongside such security and medicare. -- social security and medicare. >> in number of moderates have said [inaudible] what changes are critical? >> we want our final product to ensure affordability to the middle cows, accountability for the insurance companies, and by lowering costs for every stage. those of the standards that we have. >> [inaudible] >> i prefer to call and the public's options. we want to increase competition. there are ways to do that. we look forward to having those discussions as to reconcile the bill. unless the whole the insurance counties -- companies accountability, we will not have affordability for the middle class. we need to end discrimination on the basis of pre-existing conditions, to cap payments and co-payments. it is about affordability. that is essential to accessibility. we will have what we need to hold the insurance companies accountable. i contend that whatever we have coming out of this bill, we will hold them accountable. there will be crying out. -- they will be crying out. >> [inaudible] right now there has be
the center for medicare education, the better jobs better care of national program. she was a political appointee during the clinton administration, serving in the department of health and human services. she also was assistant secretary for aging in 1997. she is been a senior researcher for health services research and project hope center for health affairs previously. to begin, but welcome to the podium. let's welcome him to the podium. >> people tend to view long-term care through a particular lands, depending on what they are interested in. some people focus on specific federal programs. they might focus on quality issues or workforce issues. they also tend to focus on specific populations of elderly. as carol levine said in her article, the whole is often eclipsed by a separate part. this article is an attempt to paint a picture of that hole, although i realize there are plenty of my own biases in it. we include people receiving long-term care from public programs, from family members, from private paid workers, whether they live in the community or institutions, whether they are e
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medicare in ten years, the cbo says that course of action would reduce the decifit by 132 billion. critics, however, are extremely skeptical. >> there's a number of things that make that highly implausible, dubious, it assumes it will be cut 20 percent by 2011 and stay there indefinitely. if you just take that out, just that one on its own, take it out of the equation, the bill goes from being a small decifit reducer to being a large decifit increaser. >> that's known as the doctor fix, jane, and that alone would put the bill in the red. jane: this doctor fix, jim, has been a long standing issue, it isn't, though, in the versions that are currently out there, right? >> no, because it costs too much. keep in mind, this is an effort to undo one of congress' previous efforts to reduce medicare spending. lawmakers have been trying to fix it for years, because they were cutting medicare payments to doctors or reducing care for elderly, not to mention getting a lot of lawmakers thrown out of congress, so they all pledged to fix it, it was originally in both the house and senate bills, but fixing
. when democratic leaders told the cbo they would raise taxes and cut medicare the cbo said that course of action would reduce the deficit by $132 billion. critics, however, are extremely sceptical. >> there are a number of things that make that i am plausibl ma. if you take that out of the equation it goes from being a small deficit reducer to a deficit increaser. >> that's known as the doctor fix and that alone would put the bill in the red. trace: the so-called doctor fix is a long standing issue. why isn't it in the healthcare reform bill. >> several reasons. it costs too much. this is an effort to undo one of congress' previous effort to reduce medicare spending. they worry cutting payments to doctor who treat medicare patients will reduce their access to care, not to mention getting lawmakers thrown out of congress. it was in the house and senate bills. fixing it would cost $200 billion over 10 years so they took it out. they still plan to do it, but won't pay for it. >> eventually you will have to do something that's longer term and the question is how will that be financed or li
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testing supplies - but it's where i get my prescription drugs as well. see if you're on medicare, the cost of your diabetes testing supplies as well as your prescription drugs may be covered. liberty takes care of all the paperwork with medicare and sends the prescription forms directly to your doctor for approval. then, on your schedule, packs up this box and sends it right to your door with no charge for shipping. and liberty assures you have everything you need to manage your diabetes, including most brand name meters. call now and we'll send you a free meter. plus, a free cookbook when you join. call liberty. they can help you live a better life. call the number on your screen. >>> the vix hit its lowest level in 16 months today. and some investors are worried it's a sign the market has become too complacent. does it mean a major correction is on the way? let's bring in jeff weiss. and principal at ace investment strategies. gentlemen, thanks for your time. how is the vix speaking to you right now? >> the vix right now is telling me that the market is indeed a little bit complacents, a
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of trillions of unfunded obligations for medicare. it results in higher health care costs as a result of gdp. if it passes, then doing nothing. we're punting on all the tough choices. >> does it pay for itself over ten years? >> fend depends on who you ask. i think it does, but part of the reason it pays for itself over ten years is you get revenues in some savings for all ten years. and certain expenditures don't last all ten years. they last fewer years than that. there are differences of opinion about whether or not it pays for itself beyond ten years. the cbo says that it does. but what people don't want to read is, all the different qualifications and caveats that the cbo puts on that basically saying we have serious concerns about whether or not this is -- will happen and be sustainable. >> the cbo is not giving this a clean bill of health even though politicians who are pushing this through have been holding this up. you were the comptroller general. we've heard from other people who are concerned about the pushback on the states, the amount that it's going to be dumping back on them
and nice. they filed all the paperwork, and medicare and my insurance covered the cost. we can work directly with medicare or with your insurance company. we can even help with financing. if there's a way, we'll find it! so don't wait any longer, call the scooter store today. >>> how about this a how-to guide on how to use heroin. here's a quote, jump up and down to find a vein. another tip, don't dig, just pull out. try again. here's another tip. it is best to use with someone else. come on, you are spending taxpayer dollars on that? how about turning them away from heroin use? another hot topic for you, prostitutes getting a new chance to turn their lives around. cops giving them a chance. a, jail time. b, rehab and help in education, help with child care. it's incredible approach. what do you think? good idea or not? call in, love hearing from you. the number, 1-877-tell-hln. you can e-mail us cnn.com/primenews. you can jump on our facebook page, go there from our link on our website and also text us at hln tv. just start your message with the word "prime." it's your chance to be
and home care agencies accountable for the medicare regulations and the conditions of participation and that say that you must have a discharge plan in place, you must do this, you must do that. when i talk about having a providers, they looked at me and laughed. poor child, you do not understand. we do not have time to do that. that is regulations. why do we not make providers more accountable to do that? they just think it is not important. >> i can do a soap box, too. i wanted to say that i think the next policy step is the community choice act. i think the class act is good. it will mean that middle-class people will be encouraged to be prepared to take care of their long-term care needs or at least have been subsidized at some point in the future. as i said, half of the population need long-term care services lives in or near poverty. i do not think that population is very likely to pay into the program. in any case, a lot of people need services now. as long as the states have optional and not required home and community-based services, they will do what is happening in califo
for medicare and medicaid services, spending still tops $3 trillion in 2008. that's $7,700 per person. more than 16% of the nation's total economic output. the analysis includes costs associated with everything from hospital visits to long-term care. but health care spending still grew at a faster pace than the overall economy. >>> we're just getting this in to fox news. the big unit is stepping down from the mound. that's the nickname for the baseball pitching legend, randy johnson. his fast ball and his 6' 10 frame intimidated batters for 22 seasons. he pitched on six different teams, striking out some 4800 batters. the most k's ever for a lefty and second to nolan ryan. along the way, he picked up a world series ring and five cy young awards. went to the all-star game ten times and pitch add perfect game, one of only 18 ever pitched. his at the age of 40. he says he wants to go out on his terms and that it's times to retire. >>> an investigation underway in the death of an heiress to the johnson & johnson empire. police report they found the body of 30-year-old casey johnson in her los a
, gang. because the republic needs to be restored. he's rooting for a collapse of medicare and social security. i assume the sponsors are not selling enough gold. remember what that one advertiser said -- you pay anybody on any network, and they say what you pay them to say. they're bought and sold. >>> our winner, karl rove who suggested president obama did not address the nation quickly enough. ty don't understand why keeping the president off the stage and then not have him explain it for four days is supposed to reassure us. well, it was three days, first of all, but on december 22nd, 2001, the shoe bomber tried to blow up an airliner, president bush was kept off the stage until december 28th, and even then he only mentioned reid in passing at a news conference from his vacation home. no, indeed mr. rove doesn't understand that mr. bush was off the stage on vacation for a third of his presidency. and in this case, he was off the stage for six days. mr. obama was off for only three. it is clear mr. rove does not understand that six is more than three. karl "that's all folks" rove,
, for instance, if you're in the medicare advantage program it stays. any other state, you're gone. >> we're going to follow every element that we can. we're going to show it to you. that's it for this panel. stay tuned for a christmas day airlines bombe according to the epa, the air in your home can be two to five times more polluted than the air outside. smoke, germs, viruses, allergens, pet dander, even smelly and potentially harmful voc compounds can actually be floating in the air you're breathing! but now you can clean that air with the incredible oreck xl professional air purifier. and if you call and order now you'll pay no interest ever! the secret to oreck's effectiveness is its patented truman cell filter. the oreck air purifier constantly moves the air in the room through its powerful six-stage filtration system. its electrostatic plates capture many impurities such as dust, allergens, bacteria - even viruses -- then puts clean air back in the room. how clean is the air in your home? try my oreck professional air purifier for a full 30 days risk free, with free shipping! stand
. >> not only abortion amendment but the guarantee for full medicaid and medicare funding for his state. some of the special additions. some of the percs or earmarks as they have been called. >> you wouldn't push for special -- wait -- you wouldn't push for special additions for your state if you were in there? >> i'm not going into all the details, neil. what i'm going to say is that i will be fighting for people in connecticut. and when i can make a difference to them, as senator dodd did with the $100 million that may well come for a hospital here in connecticut and make a big difference for the healthcare of our people, i'm gonna be there fighting for people as any senator of any state and any congressman does whatever the political rhetoric accompanying it. that's their job to do. >> all right. richard blumenthal, known you better than 20 years. whether you're on the right or left, you certainly have put in the time as they say. thank you very, very much. >> richard blumenthal who very well could be the next senator from the state of connecticut. let's get ready to rumble because at 6 p.
think, in its rightful place, alongside social security, medicare and now health care for all americans. any of my colleagues wish to add? any question? >> madam speaker, as you know, a number of moderates said that the senate legislation can't change too much and still get 60 votes in the senate. so what is is it critical for members to see? >> we want our final product, as i'm sure everyone in the house and senate would agree to ensure affordability for the middle class, accountability for the insurance company as it provides accessibility by lowering costs for every -- at every stage. those are the standards that we have which i think are shared in the house and in the senate. >> the senate should know -- [inaudible] >> we need 218. >> madam speaker -- [inaudible] >> the fact is the public option -- i prefer to call it the public's option, an option for the public to hold the insurance companies accountable and to increase competition. there are other ways to do that. and we look forward to having those discussions as we reconcile the bill. but unless we hold the insurance companies
it makes them look bad. naughty. so, in essence, they have this set of books. this one has medicare, medicaid, social security, emergency spending, you know, what it's costing us to fight a war. can you imagine if you said to the i.r.s., oh, yeah, i mean this one has, you know, this one has everything that i'm spending, but my employee pensions are in this one. and i'll just write them down in here. and anything that comes up like an emergency. i put that one in this set of books. just look at this one. we'd all be in jail. but yet these people in washington continue to play this game. why? because they know there is nobody like the i.r.s. namely, us, to go boom! on their head. nobody is going to say anything. let me come off the budget here for a second. it's not just the budget and they do this. they are lying to us all the time. i haven't felt like a soviet citizen ever in my life. but boy i feel like one when i saw nancy pelosi speak. she was, she was either clearly hallucinating, living in a parallel universe, or she's just lying. i think it's more likely seeing i'm not a consp
of medicare and social security. i'm guessing his sponsors just are not selling enough gold. just remember what that one from his advertiser merritt, peter epstein has. i pay anybody on any network and they say what you pay them to say. the winner the gold. claiming president obama didn't address the country enough. he said -- ha, it was three days, first of all. but on december it 2nd, 2001, the so-called shoe bomber richard reid tried to blow up an airliner. president bush was kept off the stage until december 28th and then only mentioned reid in passing from a news conference from his vacation home. no, indeed, mr. rove doesn't understand, does he? specifically, that mr. bush was off the stage, on vacation for a third of his presidency and in this case he was off the stage for six days while mr. obama was off for only three. it is clear mr. rove does not understand that six is more than three. karl, that's all for example, rove, today's "worst person in the world." (announcer) we understand. you want to grow internationally. we give you peace of mind. i have diabetes like a lot of us he
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run there. so my answer to you is i... if we were in a system where we had medicare for everybody, i think that would be a great system. if we had a system we where we had private insurance plans for everybody, i think it could be a great system, too. the devil is in the details. you can make a terrible system under either one of those... >> rose: what would you need if you had a private insurance... essentially a private insurance system to make sure that it worked? >> in the countries that have private insurance as the dominant way that prix ride is care, it's heavily regulated. the insurers cannot just... not only cannot provide pre-existing condition exclusions, they also have to be public about the ways they spent their dollars, they have serious competition over whether the quality of care and the provision of care is up to you have? and that kind of approach requires living with rules of the road that make it so you can have genuine fairness and competition for driving better care now will private insurers actually provide value added by... in a new system in? that ball goes t
on medicare. but also the public option which we've been talking about since the campaign. >> that's one of the big ones. >> yeah. the senate bill did not have it in, the house bill did. how they'll reconcile that exactly we're not sure, though we are hearing from our sources the final version probably won't have a public option, which is very controversial. bottom one, abortion language. the house bill was much stricter on abortion language than the senate bill. people keep saying how is this all going to play out? i'm not sure. i don't know. >> it is going to be really, really incredible to watch. >> we hear it is going to happen fast if it happens though, by the end of january, early february even if some of these closed-door meetings continue on. >> remind us again when it all goes into place? 2014? >> right. the implementation of a lot of these things, the pre-existing condition, non-discrimination for children will go into place faster but you're right, we won't see the effects for some time. >> we'll watch closely of course. dr. sanjay gupta. >>> cracking down on al qaeda in yemen
stamps, and medicare are examples of those more federal uniform policies. if a program or policy is he developed at a time when there is a major goal to reduce the role of the federal government or the size of the federal government, which was true in the 1980's, the goal is to devolve decision-making and administration from the federal level down to lower levels. and then you wind up getting policies like the current welfare system, the temporary assistance for needy families, and workforce development. if on the other hand, program or policies being developed by congress at the national level at a time when there's distrust of state and local government, but more trust in the federal government, perhaps like in the 60's during the war on poverty, then you may see more federal control of programs, but devolution down to the local level. community action agencies, public health centers are examples of those. the depending on when a policy or program is enacted in congress, the philosophies, the values that are dominant at that particular time heavily influence the structure of the prog
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